Poetry, Prose & Prose Poetry

Jun. 9, 2016

The Drum Of My Belly

I dance through the drum of my belly
Through the melodies in my mind
The rhythms of my heart
And depths of my soul

O Tambor de Minha Barriga

Danço através do tambor de minha barriga
Através das melodias em minha mente
Os ritmos do meu coração
E as profundezas da minha alma

El Tambor de Mi Barriga

Bailo a través del tambor de mi barriga
A través de las melodías en mi mente
Los ritmos de mi corazón
Y las profundidades de mi alma

© Rossana Reis, 2016
Jan. 30, 2016

After touching up my roots
With Bigen chocolate hair dye
My love with his gloves
Sifts thru my slippery strands
For lone silver filaments
And taps with his index finger
I scoop and spread my dye
Again and again...

© Rossana Reis, 2016 (Reprinted from Facebook post 1/30/16)
Jan. 22, 2016

Caminamos en cobblestones
In the original city of Izcuinapan
To see the quaint Parroquia
De San Miguel Arcángel
Y la joya del Jardín Principal
And we wrapped up our day
Con pulpo al Pueblo Viejo
And two pecking palomas

© Rossana Reis, 2016 (Reprinted from Facebook post 1/12/16)
Nov. 5, 2015

Pause

Sometimes we pause
In the hallways
Of our hearts
We kiss
We float
With hearts
In the sky

Pausa

Às vezes pausamos
Nos corredores
De nossos corações
Nós nos beijamos
Nós flutuamos
Com corações
Até no céu

Pausa

A veces pausamos
En la crujía
De nuestros corazones
Nos besamos
Nos flotamos
Con corazones
Hasta el cielo

© Rossana Reis, 2015
Oct. 29, 2015

Oh Red
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really red
Or are you synopia
Crimson or brick

Oh Yellow
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really yellow
Or are you cadmium
Honey or gold

Oh Blue
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really blue
Or are you ultramarine
Cobalt or dark

Oh Orange
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really orange
Or are you persimmon
Pumpkin or peach

Oh Green
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really green
Or are you juniper
Forest or moss

Oh Purple
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really purple
Or are you mulberry
Eggplant or plum

Oh Brown
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really brown
Or are you hickory
Walnut or wood

Oh Black
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really black
Or are you obsidian
Onyx or soot

Oh White
Where are you
Shifting n changing
Are you really white
Or are you ivory
Eggshell or cream

Oh Colors
Shades n Tints
I try to paint
The best version of you
But I can only paint
The best version of me

© Rossana Reis, 2015